A creative genius would be one way to describe him but I'll let you look at his master pieces and come up with your own elaborate descriptions of this artist.
I saw Brian's work for the first time last week on another blog and had to share with you what I saw.
Artist Brian Dettmer alters pre-existing books one page at a time using knives, tweezers and surgical tools. He begins by sealing the books edges, creating an enclosed vessel. He manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. Nothing inside the old encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. The meticulous account for detail and acute precision is mind blowing.
[For larger view: Click on picture.]
Sources: Honestly...WTF and My Modern Met.
For more information on Brian Dettmer, check his website http://briandettmer.com/.